Mace has moved to plug the gap caused by Steve Gillingham’s departure to Rider Levett Bucknall by bringing in the property head of car maker Jaguar.
Gillingham joined Mace in 2004 and helped set up its QS operations in the capital before heading up to Manchester a year later, helping roll out Mace’s cost consulting business in the regions. But after 14 years he joined RLB last month as partner where he is heading up it public sector business.
Now Mace has brought in Colin Harvey the boss of Jaguar Land Rovers (JLR) property delivery team, to head up it 100 strong property consultancy business across Northern England and Scotland, where it has offices in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Hull and Edinburgh.
Harvey has been at Jaguar since 2015 and according to his Linked In Profile, the property delivery team “specialist in providing Programme management, project management, and cost management across the JLR non-manufacturing property and infrastructure estate”. He worked on a number of schemes for the luxury car brand including Laing O’Rourke’s ongoing £200m-plus contract firm’s Gaydon Complex to build new offices and design studio and showroom. His CV also includes spells at Capita and Bovis Lend Lease where he spent nearly 11 years, including two years heading up its UK North Business based in Manchester. During his time there he was in charge of a number of high-profile jobs including the £110m Manchester Civil Justice Centre, designed by Denton Corker Marshall which was nominated for the Stirling Prize in 2007.
Harvey who started out as QS at John Laing, spending 16 years at the firm, said “I’m really looking forward to getting back to work in the north and helping the well-established team to enhance their presence even further across the region”.
Mace is currently project managing the £330m refurbishment of Manchester Town Hall with two bidders – Lendlease and Laing O’Rourke due to find out before the end of the year who has won the main construction works.